We are a family who is used to state park campgrounds and I have to tell you that this campground blows those out of the water. From the (mostly) private, wooded lots to the size of the campground to the pristinely clean (cleaned 2x a day) bathrooms, this is most definitely the place to go if you want to camp near Bar Harbor. I have to say that it's very refreshing to find a campground that rents to like-minded folks. We observe quiet hours, clean up our trash and take very good care of our sites. At 10pm, you could hear a pin drop in that place! I love that they have staff that live on site with very clearly marked housing. I felt comfortable enough allowing my 9 year old to walk to the Gathering Place alone and he loved it! We traveled from Delaware and it was most definitely worth the 10 hours. We loved it so much that we reserved our spot already for next summer! Do yourself a favor and check out this campground. The owners are very concerned with keeping visitor footprints to a minimum so they invest a lot of money and time into keeping the campground maintained in the off season and it clearly shows!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Since 1958, Mount Desert Campground has been providing clean and quiet grounds for campers to enjoy! While you won't find frills and gimmicks here, you will find beautiful wooded sites located along the salt water shore of Somes Sound. We take great pride in ensuring our camper's stay is a pleasant one, which is why we also provide the most up-to-date facilities. For more information, please contact us today or visit our website for more details! ... more less